Green party insists no U-turn on gene-editing despite recent dissent

By |julij 7th, 2020|Biotechnology, gene editing, genetically modified organisms, German Greens, Greens-EFA, News|

Following a paper in which a group of German Green MPs and one MEP unexpectedly backed the use of gene-editing technologies, EURACTIV spoke to MEP Martin Häusling, agriculture spokesman for the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament, who stressed that nothing has changed for the party, which has historically been vocally opposed to the technology.

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NGOs call for moratorium on controversial ‘gene drive organisms’

By |julij 3rd, 2020|Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Biotechnology, CRISPR, CRISPR-Technology, EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, gene drives, imperial college london, malaria, News, save our seeds, World Health Organisation|

After over 78 environmental and agricultural organisations signing a letter this week calling for a moratorium on gene drive technology, EURACTIV took a closer look at the controversial technology to find out about what it is and the implications it ho...

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How much does it cost to ‘sweeten’ a day’s work?

By |junij 22nd, 2020|agricultural innovation, beetroot, Biotechnology, gene editing, genetic engineering, News, sugar, sugar beet|

History of agriculture and food has always been the result of constant attempts and innovation, as the impact of beetroot on sugar production and price has shown in the past, three researchers write.

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UK Environment secretary offers support for gene editing, diverges from EU stance

By |junij 18th, 2020|Biotechnology, Brexit, CRISPR, gene editing, genetically modified food, genetically modified organisms, george eustice, GMOs, News, uk agriculture bill, UK farming|

In an environmental audit meeting on Thursday (18 June), UK Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice offered his support for gene editing after Brexit, saying that the UK government disagrees with the EU stance on...

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German Green faction pushes for gene editing, overhaul of regulation

By |junij 16th, 2020|Biotechnology, gene editing, genetic engineering, German Greens, GMO, GMO directive, Greenpeace, News|

In an unprecedented move, a group of German Green MPs, including one Green EU lawmaker, have backed the use of gene editing technologies in a new paper, diverging from the party's general position and saying genetic engineering could play a key role improving sustainability.

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Gene-editing regulation not the biggest hurdle for SMEs in EU, says academic

By |februar 27th, 2020|Biotechnology, gene editing, GMO, GMO directive, News, seed rights, SMEs|

The argument that deregulation of gene editing would benefit small and medium enterprises (SMEs) does not stand up to scrutiny, according to molecular geneticist Dr Michael Antoniou, head of the gene expression and therapy group at King's College London.

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DG AGRI backs new breeding techniques for pest management

By |februar 14th, 2020|alternatives to pesticides, biopesticides, Biotechnology, EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy, Greenpeace, integrated pest management, new breeding techniques, News, Pesticides|

Tasos Haniotis, the deputy director-general at European Commission's DG AGRI, views new breeding techniques as a way to manage pests in agriculture, according to a leaked document seen by EURACTIV.com.

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Intensive farming, French court ruling and sugar tax

By |februar 13th, 2020|Agrifood, agrifood brief, Biotechnology, European Green Deal, green deal, Intensive farming, News, sugar tax|

Welcome to EURACTIV’s AgriFood Brief, your weekly update on all things Agriculture & Food in the EU. You can subscribe here if you haven’t done so yet. Intensive farming and the Green Deal In a recent tweet, Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski said that...

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Mutagenesis techniques must be subject to GMO regulation, says French court

By |februar 11th, 2020|Biotechnology, gene editing, GMO, GMO directive, mutagenesis, new plant breeding techniques, News|

The French government has been ordered to adapt its policy on plants developed using a new plant breeding technique (NPBTs), called mutagenesis, in order to adhere to stricter rules for genetically modified organisms (GMOs), a French court ruled on Fri...

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EU health chief wants more information on gene editing

By |januar 30th, 2020|Biotechnology, European Green Deal, Farm to Fork, new plant breeding techniques, News|

The new EU Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides wants more information about the controversial issue of gene editing and for now, she seems less enthusiastic than her predecessor Vytenis Andriukaitis.

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